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Senior Lecturer in clinical pathology combined with employment as specialist in clinical pathology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital


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The University of Gothenburg invites applications for a Senior Lecturer who expected to be course manager for the pathology course at the medical school, the department of biomedicine, Sweden – Oct 2022

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General Info

Position: Senior lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Subject to norms

Department of Biomedicine
Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Qualification Details

Formal competence requirements for university lecturers are stated in the Higher Education Ordinance, 4th chapter, 4th § and employment regulations of the university of Gothenburg. The position is combined with employment as specialist in clinical pathology at the Sahlgrenska university hospital. The appointee must therefore hold a Swedish medical licence and board certificate in clinical pathology or corresponding international credentials. A combinatorial employment of this kind can only be held by someone who meets the requirements for both the academic and clinical parts of the position (Higher education act 3rd chapter 8§).

Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria for academic teachers are given in 4th chapter 4 § Higher Education Ordinance and the regulations of University of Gothenburg.

The evaluation will place higher weight on the pedagogical merits than the scientific merits. Regarding pedagogical merits, a particular focus will be at teaching pathology. Documented skills with a clear focus on pathology teaching for students and colleagues is of particular merit. This capacity can be demonstrated by stating the number of teaching hours, providing documentation of course development and production of pedagogical material. Experience of course management and competence as examinator are of strong merit. Finally, course evaluations can be submitted to show the capacity of the applicant.

Regarding evaluation of the scientific merits, a special focus will on the quality and originality of the research, capacity to plan and lead research and research supervision along with competence to communicate research to the society. Proven instances of development and sustainment of scientific cooperation is of high merit. Capacity to aquire external grants is a strong merit.

Regarding clinical proficiency, demonstrable clinical accuracy and skill are required. Administrative capacity and cooperative skills will also be of strong merit.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Subject area

Clinical pathology

Subject area description

Clinical pathology is a specialty within laboratory medicine, the core task of which is diagnosis of disease. Tissue samples form the basis for analysis and the main tool is histopathological examination of tissue samples. In addition to conventional tissue stains, supportive techniques such as immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry and molecular biological techniques as PCR, RNA and DNA sequencing are used. Pathology offers a broad base for research into all disease groups with a special focus on tumour biology and inflammatory conditions.


The position has a clear focus on teaching and course management. The successful applicant is expected to actively teach and develop basic education within the subject area. This chiefly at medical school, but also for other programs such as school of dentistry, biomedical technicians etc. The applicant is expected to be course manager for the pathology course at the medical school at the University of Gothenburg. The percentage of teaching can be partially adjusted according to the profile of the applicant. Regarding research, the employee is expected to perform research within the realm of pathology, tumour biology or other field of relevance for the position. The position also entails strengthening the research environment at the University of Gothenburg by acting as supervisor for e.g Ph.D students and post-doctoral researchers. The research focus is preferably translational, combining basic scientific methodology with patient samples. About 30 % of the employment is devoted to clinical practice within the pathology areas where the applicant is proficient. The clinical duties will be designed in dialogue with the applicant. Clinical and academic leadership is also expected to be part of the position along with administrative duties. Examples of the latter are grant assessment committees and planning bodies for clinical and pedagogical infrastructure. If the applicant does not master the Swedish language, she or he will be given two years respite to learn the language from the date of hire.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 2022/1213

Application Procedure

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Applications must follow the layout of the recommendations for the Sahlgrenska Academy for applications for teaching positions:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Please note in particular that the following documents must accompany the application:

  •  PhD certificate (in Swedish or English)
  • Qualification as registered medical practioner
  • Qualification as specialist in clinical pathology
  • A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant wants to refer to (in full text)
  • Other certificates /proof /rating proving the applicant's qualifications

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in three copies to:University of GothenburgThe Sahlgrenska AcademyBox 400SE 405 30 GöteborgSWEDEN

The reference number of the application, PAR 2022/1213, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.Salaries are set individually at the University.In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

About the Department

At the department of biomedicine, we study the cells of the human body. How they function, how they are genetically controlled and interact with the surrounding environment. The aim is to clarify the genetic and molecular underpinnings of disease and to identify novel treatments and diagnostic procedures. This easily allows for integration with clinical pathology. The subject matter of clinical pathology has recently expanded rapidly, not least by the introduction of advanced biopsy techniques and molecular biological technique development. The number of samples and sample types expand each year and the department of pathology at the Sahlgrenska university hospital is the largest in Scandinavia. It offers a complete diagnostic repertoire directed to all areas of disease and organ systems. We wish to recruit a lecturer in clinical pathology that can develop the strong traditions of medical education and research of the department and further interaction with relevant stake holders, chiefly within university/ healthcare.

About the Employer: University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Note or Other details


The employment is a full time permanent post and is located at The Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment is by agreement.

Additional information

If the applicant lacks formal higher education pedagogical education at the University of Gothenburg, the applicant is expected to have completed higher education pedagogical education or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge within one year of employment. The examination of such higher education pedagogical qualifications shall take place in a special order in accordance with a decision by the Vice-Chancellor.

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Contact details

Email: [email protected]

Martin Johansson, professor of patologi and chair.Email: [email protected]


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